Welcome to Round Two
The opening salvo was
fired by Brad Thompson and Dan Horan Jr.
I love nostalgia nitro!
Dan, you need a BUG,
just a thought.
If this had been a Pro Stock
race Horan would be so gone, but in NFC a 0.103 to a 0.221 RT
still doesn't win a race.
Thompson almost immediately
squared the tires making his huge holeshot moot.
Even with Brad's shut
off it still took Horan 100' to catch and pass him.
Horan made a 5.771 at
257.83 look effortless. Thompson will be back next year.
Boiling down to the semis,
out next was Steven Densham and Ryan Hodgson.
Hodgson got a hunk of
the tree and Densham gave chase.
Densham rattled the tires and
shut the butterflies. At this point it was Hodgson's race to
lose, for a heartbeat.
Deal was that Hodgson
also had tire issues and so much for his race to lose.
Densham got back in it,
that's what drivers do.
Hodgson pedaled it as
well but with different results.
Already heading toward
the guardwall Hodgson hung in a tad too long.
Ryan, meet wall. Wall,
In a very ugly race,
Densham took the win with a 7.589 at 152.80.
It's that Austin girl
Out next was the race that would
decide the 2019 NHRA Heritage Series Funny Car Championship.
Winner take all. It was Bobby Cottrell and Jeff Arend.
The RT's were a coin
toss and we had a drag race.
Cottrell's 5.738 at 241.71 barely
beat Arend's 5.753 at 255.15. Cottrell's MOV: 0.0110 seconds
(approximately 4 feet).
The last pair to determine
the final four was Justin Taylor and Tony Jurado.
Taylor had a slight starting
line advantage but it was short lived.
This was just a good ol drag
race ending with Jurado taking the win with a 5.812 at 254.33.
Taylor was right there carding 5.859 at 238.17.
FUNNY CAR SEMI FINALS
The first pair to see
who would run for the Wally was Steven Densham and Bobby Cotterll.
In another good race it was Cotterll
running a 5.695 at just 239.70 to move into the final. Densham's
game 5.790 at 246.30 fell a tenth short.
Pair two to decide who would
meet Cottrell in the final was Tony Jurado and Dan Horan Jr.
On paper this was a toss up.
Jurado grabbed .050 on
the tree and he would need it.
At the stripe it was Jurado on
a hole shot win. His 5.746 at 257.53 got the best of Horan's
quicker and faster 5.731 259.11.
Rounds and Winners Circle